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Sujok Therapy and its Many Benefits

Su Jok therapy is an alternate form of medicine which uses seeds, colours, magnets and acupressure to treat people’s health issues.

Sujok Therapy

This therapy was developed by a Korean philosopher Dr Park Jae Woo.

The theory behind this therapy is that all body organs can be treated via a person’s palm and feet. Su Jok therapy can be compared to a TV remote, as the remote can easily operate the television similarly our hands & feet can be used to influence the whole body in curing any kind of ailment.

Su Jok therapy is a part of ONNURI HOLISTIC MEDICINE. This type of medicine consists of Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Sujok, Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Reflexology, Ayurveda& Aromatherapy.

Sujok is a combination of two Korean words namely’ SU’-meaning’ hands and’ JOK’ meaning feet and Su Jok means treating on hands and feet.

The hands and feet are a miniature version of the whole human body. The principle of Sujok therapy is all about balancing the harmony of the forces in the body and mind. It believes in striking a balance between the Yin and Yang of the body.

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Su Jok consists of various techniques which help in curing ailments and restoring health without the usage of drugs. This therapy can be practised along with other therapies without any kind of side-effects.

This therapy helps in curing several ailments like headache, migraine, vertigo, hypertension, bronchitis, gastric problems, acidity, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, back, and spinal cord problems.

This therapy diagnoses and cures the ailment by pressing the main points on the hands and feet corresponding to the body organs in the right direction.


  • No pain, full gain therapy
  • Mental and physical health balance
  • Seed therapy and stimulation of pressure points
  • Diagnosis of ailments, the balance of forces in nature to give complete cure
  • The tagline being ‘Just press to destress’

The need for Sujok therapy:

Life in the present day is quite stressful. Striking a balance between both home and work is a stressful job which may lead to mental stress. This may include anxiety, stress & fear. This therapy will help people get rid of their mental and physical issues without side effects and drugs.

Materials required for the therapy:

  • Mini-Rollers
  • Ring-Massagers
  • Micro-Magnets
  • Micro-pore Tapes
  • Micro-Needles
  • Bar Magnets
  • Chakra Magnets
  • Mini-Moxa, 
  • Jimmy (a pointed instrument for giving pressure)
  • Thumb pad ( is a pointed brush)
  • Seeds
  • Sticky tape

Therapeutic methods of Su Jok therapy

Therapeutic methods of Su Jok therapy
Seed Therapy
Therapeutic methods of Su Jok therapy 1
Moxa therapy
Therapeutic methods of Su Jok therapy 2
Magnet Therapy
Therapeutic methods of Su Jok therapy 3
Massage therapy
  • Seeds therapy
  • Moxa therapy
  • Magnet therapy
  • Direction massage therapy
  • Nail therapy
  • Twist therapy
  • Colour therapy.

Specialized branches of Su Jok therapy are

  •  Basic
  • Energy flow therapy
  • Tri-origin theory
  • Eight origin theory
  • Twist therapy 
  • Spiral energy system
  • Diamond energy system 
  • Direction therapy
  • Tri-origin Feng Shui
  • Tri-origin acupuncture
  • Seed therapy and Nail therapy

Number of sessions required for this therapy

8-10 sittings are sufficient to cure maximum diseases

Types of seeds used in Su Jok for various ailments

Cough, Cold, FluCranberry, Cowberry, Lentil
Eyes, Breast, Head, Knees, BackPea, Cherry, Black Pepper
Kidneys, StomachKidney beans
Limbs, Lips, Nose, IntestinesElongated shaped
Cerebral disordersWalnut
Urinary tract, Gall’s bladderMillet
Heart conditionsGreen pea
Gastric irritation, ConstipationCumin, Pumpkin
Diabetes, Pancreatic problems, Urinary bladder musclesGrape Seed
inflammation, Redness, Bronchial problems, Loss of sensation fingers/toesRice
To eliminate toxic fluidsFlax
 Used in Chronic inflammation, Throat, Tooth, Shoulder, Head, eyes, TonsilsBuckwheat

Method to perform Su Jok therapy:

 Each part of the hand represents a body part.

ThumbThis represents the head and the neck. The tip of the thumb represents the head and the lower part represents the neck.
Index and Little fingerBoth of these represent the left and right arms respectively. Starting from the bottom of these fingers, their three divisions represent the upper arm, lower arm, and palm.
Middle and Ring finger These represent the right and left legs respectively. Starting from the bottom of these fingers, their three divisions represent the thigh, calf, and foot.
Bulky part of palm (below the thumb)This represents the diaphragm, and towards the left of which lies the heart and lungs.
PalmThis represents the torso, while the backside of the hand represents the back. Similar to the hands, the feet also contain all these body parts.

The healing process is done by gently pressing the point on the hand and leg, which corresponds to the body part in question. In this way, the therapy helps in balancing the imbalanced energy in the body, cells and organs. .The advanced treatment of su jok involves needles known as Six-Ki treatment which harmonizes all three things i.e. physical, emotional and chakra plane. 

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Benefits of Sujok therapy

 Mental Disorders

Su Jok therapy is very helpful in healing various kinds of mental disorders like phobia, depression, anxiety, addiction etc. The therapy helps in balancing both physical and mental health.

Physical Disorders

 Su Jok is beneficial in alleviating symptoms of ill health in people. Massaging the key points in the palms or feet can easily eliminate chronic diseases like bronchitis, blood pressure, asthma, constipation, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), ulcer, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, gastric acidity and prolapsed disc. Sujok helps in lessening the side- effects of chemotherapy. Sujok therapy helps in destressing and helps people get a sound sleep.


Sujok therapy uses seeds, semi-precious stones along with pressure stimulation or massage on key points that help relieve problems like diabetes and kidney stones.

 Weight loss

Sujok therapy works wonders in controlling obesity. The therapy helps in increasing blood circulation and reducing the extra lipids. Thus, aids in managing the weight easily.

 This therapy also helps in getting rid of backache. Round shaped seeds such as peas and pepper are used in the treatment of headaches, eye problems, backache, joint pain. The seeds are tied or pasted with the micro-plaster onto the point of pain. After the treatment, the seeds tend to change their shape and become a bit brittle and fade.

There is simply no need for any precautions to be taken during the treatment. It is a simple, safe and natural therapy. People who are interested to learn this therapy can learn it easily. Through the following ways- Sujok Association of India(R) has made it easy for everyone to learn through online with Voice & Video chatting.

Dear readers go for this unique ‘Health in your hands’ therapy to cure you of your ailments.

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Written by Preeti Talwar

She is a Ph.D. in Zoology, has worked as a UGC Research Associate for three years, has worked as a Proofreader with Thakur Publishers for three years, Worked as Eduadvisor for Urban Campus and Disciplebay. Has 6 years Content writing experience under her belt. She has worked as a content writer for several companies and boasts of writing on different niches. She is well published both on print and digital media. She has publications on national and international platforms. She has publications in the Chicken Soup Series, LitGleam Magazine, The Countrysquire magazine UK 20, Bonobology to name a few.
She aspires to become a prolific writer as writing is her adrenaline booster.


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